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Op-Ed: Finding your way through SEO in 2014

It is about half way through 2014 and Google has been slapping all the SEO abusers with its Penguin update 3.0, which actually is the 6th update.
In the Media by Milton Este

Interview with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason Special

The celebrated musician and former member of one the most popular bands of the 1960s speaks to Digital Journal about his new album and tour.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel - 1 comment

Corn dog truck overturns, causes spill in Louisiana

Shreveport - A section of interstate in Louisiana shut down Tuesday morning after a semi-truck carrying about 75,000 corn dogs crashed.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots

Kinshasa - Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?A small cooperative, which developed the novel solution and is testing two robots at key intersections, thinks ...
In the Media by Marc Jourdier (AFP)

NYC mayor in hot water on dangerous driving

New York - New York's mayor fanned accusations of hypocrisy on Friday after refusing to answer questions about his SUV violating traffic rules two days after he ordered a crackdown on dangerous driving.Bill de Blasio, who has promised to curb massive inequality, ...
In the Media by AFP

15-foot hole closes motorway

A 10-mile section of the M2 motorway has been closed in both directions after a 15-foot hole appeared in the central reservation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Whyte Avenue pedestrian fatality was noted activist and musician Special

Edmonton - A man killed on Monday after being struck by a car on Whyte Avenue was a passionate musician, talented DJ, and often a participant in local activist events.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Brazil sees 50,000 road deaths per year

Rio De Janeiro - About 50,000 people died on Brazilian roads last year, down 10 percent from 2012, according to police estimates published Tuesday in local media.
In the Media by AFP

Reindeer in Norway to wear reflectors to avoid car accidents

It seems Rudolph's red nose is not sufficient. Special biodegradable reflector cuffs will now be placed on the horns of around 10,000 reindeer in northern Norway in an effort to prevent them being run over by passing motorists.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Penguin huddles are like ‘traffic jams’

To stay warm and conserve energy during the breeding season emperor penguins form huddles, with thousands of birds packing in close together. New research describes the movement like "waves in a traffic jam."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Rock superstar Dave Mason to kick off 'Traffic Jam' tour

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason is one of the founding members of the rock group Traffic. He kicks off his "Dave Mason's Traffic Jam" tour on January 3 in Atlantic City.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

Man arrested after calling sister with hoax bomb threat

San Diego - Traffic in Southern California was brought to a halt on Thanksgiving after a man anonymously called his sister, who was driving on I-15, to jokingly tell her that there was a bomb in her car.
In the Media by Al Boe - 1 comment

Inside the most common traffic violations and how to avoid them Promoted

It's not enough to be aware of the major traffic infractions; drivers need to learn how to avoid them in order to keep insurance rates down.
Promoted Content by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Note from traffic cop goes viral

On Sunday a photo of a note that was placed on a vehicle was posted to Reddit. The note was from an on-duty traffic cop.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Sinkhole opens up and disrupts D.C. traffic during rush hour

Washington - A sinkhole opened up on an intersection in downtown Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The streets around the sinkhole were closed and this caused problems during rush hour.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Low snow creates havoc in California Motherlode Special

Sonora - Snow accumulations aren't rare in the California Motherlode, however, snow at the 1,200 to 1,400 ft elevation is rather uncommon. The low snow created a terrible p.m. commute, and up to 600 power outages.
Digital Journal Report by Gar Swaffar - 7 comments

Motorists confused over invisible object prank (Videos)

Amsterdam - A group of Dutch pranksters are causing some confusion among motorists in Amsterdam, filming their perplexed targets and posting the videos on YouTube.
In the Media by Greta McClain

D.C. region tops list of commuter hours wasted in traffic Special

Fairfax - A new report says U.S. drivers spend, on average, over 65 hours a year sitting in traffic. The Washington D.C. region ranked top of the list of those commuters wasting time stuck in road congestion.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 16 comments

Obama's second inaugural ceremony draws nearly half of 2009

Washington - Yesterday during President Obama's second inaugural ceremony, reports are indicating about one million people were in attendance. This is about half the number of people who attended Obama's first inauguration.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Review: 'War on Britain's Roads' Special

The BBC documentary "War on Britain's Roads" is a serious contender for the most sensational and irresponsible piece of journalism of the year. The programme makers appear to have never heard of such quaint notions as balance and objectivity.
Digital Journal Report by Steve Hayes - 4 comments

Bradley Wiggins in hospital after crash

Wigan - Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France and Olympic champion, is in hospital with broken ribs after a traffic accident. Wiggins was knocked off his bike by a white van last night outside a petrol station near his Lancashire home.
In the Media by Steve Hayes

The Hazards of Yom Kippur in Israel

Yom Kippur is the high holiday for Jews around the world. In Israel, it's a day when everything shuts down; every school, business, and government office closes, there's no public transportation and nobody drives. But it also comes with its own hazards.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 3 comments

Chinese granny's blow-up sex doll slows down traffic at crosswalk

Beijing - A Chinese granny demonstrated her insight into male motorists' psychology when she used a red-hot sex doll instead of a little orange cone or a sign that says "Slow: Children at Play," to force drivers to slow down at a crosswalk close to her home.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Wiggins calls for cycle helmets to be made compulsory

Britain's greatest Olympian and only Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins, last night called for cycle helmets to be made compulsory.
In the Media by Steve Hayes

Gabon sets fire to 10,000 pounds of elephant ivory

Libreville - Over 10,000 pounds of seized elephant ivory were burned in Gabon on Wednesday to combat a spike in poaching and illegal ivory trafficking.
In the Media by Eric Deville

Video: 3-year-old boy on toy scooter survives heavy traffic

Wenzhou - The incident was captured on a CCTV camera in the city of Wenzhou in Eastern China. The child weaves his way through heavy traffic and survives.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Iwo Road — Ibadan's legendary traffic monster Special

Several years ago in the my teens, while on a long road trip with my Dad, we decided to have a quiz competition to relieve the boredom of the monotonous stretch of road to Nigeria's steel plant at Ajaokuta.
Digital Journal Report by JohnThomas Didymus

Are Tim Horton's drive thrus the cause of Canadian traffic woes?

Saskatoon - Canadians line up every morning to get their quick jolt of caffeine at Tim Horton's, both inside coffee shops and in the drive-thru lanes. So many hit the drive thru that in many areas there are traffic snarls each day.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

Star Trek fans wished Scotty would beam them up from cop problem

Collinsville - Two friends were returning home to Ohio after attending a "Star Trek" convention in St Louis. When passing through a small town in Illinois, a police officer pulled them over. They were stuck there for the next hour.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Halifax Metro Transit Strike continues, no talks scheduled Special

Halifax - Negotiations between Metro Transit employees and Halifax Regional Municipality are all but frozen on this partly sunny, frigid weekend.
Digital Journal Report by Sara Star - 4 comments
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